With its size and diversity, the region of Provence in the South of France has attracted property buyers the world over who are in search of anything from total isolation, to a dreamy French village lifestyle or a place on the beautiful coastline.
Retaining its appeal in the international luxury property market, Provence is synonymous with blue skies, captivating vistas, magical light, fragrant air and gentle pace of life. Add the region’s legendary quality of life, and it all makes buying property in South of France a very compelling proposition.
Situated away from the coastline, the Luberon has become an emblematic place for Provence, and many would call it France at its finest. Given the breathtaking beauty of its landscape and the charm of its villages, it is hard not to fall in love with Luberon.
The region is blessed with luscious landscapes of olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields, outstanding natural produce, the light that captivated Van Gogh and Cezanne, and exquisite hilltop villages with ancient, narrow, winding streets, multi-coloured buildings and vibrant markets. Luberon property attracts buyers looking for authenticity, beauty and tranquillity. It is a traditional region that still makes time for the good things in life.
Boasting some of the most picturesque villages in France, the Luberon is characterised by a wonderful array of extremely picturesque perched, hilltop villages, dating back 1,000 years or more. The picture-perfect villages of honey-coloured stone, steeped in history, include Bonnieux, Gordes, Goult, Lacoste, Lourmarin, Ménerbes, Oppède le Vieux and Roussillon.
For those looking to purchase an authentic French property in Provence, it will be quickly discovered that many houses in Luberon have been restored in a manner that is totally sympathetic to the traditional character of a Provençal house.
Property buyers of a Luberon home have access to a wide range of properties, including traditional bastides, contemporary designed properties, authentic mas and lovely châteaux. The magical settings of the haute-villages continue to attract many investors interested in Luberon property, including prestige properties in Gordes and Roussillon, luxury real estate in Goult and Bonnieux, or typical stone houses in Lacoste.
Luberon is an area much loved by foreigners. The bulk of buyers come from the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Scandinavia, but lately, there have been increasing numbers hailing from South Africa and Middle East.
For those who dream of a home in the idyllic Provençal countryside, the Luberon region of Provence is quintessential France.